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Travel + Leisure

November 2020

TRAVEL + LEISURE™ is an indispensable guide to where to stay, what to eat, and what to do around the globe. Every month, TRAVEL + LEISURE™ puts easy trip ideas, itineraries, and insider information right at your fingertips. Get advice from our travel experts and view the magazine's award-winning photography. The digital edition of TRAVEL + LEISURE™ has all the tools you need to take you where you want to go.

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in this issue

6 min.
letter from the editor

CONTRIBUTORS 1. Peter Terzian AN AUTUMN SONATA (P. 86) T+L’s own features editor grew up an hour away from the Berkshires, but rarely visited as a child. In adulthood, though, he and his husband, author Caleb Crain, have fallen for this corner of Massachusetts. “There’s something gentle and accessible about the area,” Terzian says. “The landscape is beautiful but in a quiet, subdued way.” 2. Meredith Andrews STRAIGHT FROM THE SOURCE (P. 30) Bermuda-based Andrews already knew the subjects of her photographs for this story on young island creatives, some of whom are friends. But she was still able to explore less familiar areas of the small subtropical island. “It had been years since I traveled to Abbott’s Cliff,” she says. “It was great to return to such a lovely location and shoot my friend, influencer…

1 min.
passport status

In 2007, Noah Webb traveled to Ecuador to shoot photographs for Monocle—his first professional assignment. He used both film and digital cameras to photograph the Indigenous activist Mónica Chuji, in Quito, then visited the coastal town of Salinas. When Webb returned home to L.A., he wanted something tangible to help him remember the career-defining experience. So he pasted thumbnails from his contact sheets into 30 pocket-size notebooks and shared them with his friends and colleagues. Their response was so positive that Webb decided to build upon the idea on subsequent trips: a ski getaway in Switzerland, a tourism-board gig in Seoul, an editorial project in Brasília. While Webb no longer shoots on film, he has continued to create “passport books” from his travels, each with 24 photos printed to the scale of the…

9 min.
all points east

TRAVELERS’ TALES, FROM NEAR AND FAR REASONS FOR HOPE IN AMERICA LONG ISLAND—the snake-tongue sliver that juts out from the bottom of New York—is, as they say, a land of contrasts. On the western end, my end, you have the densely populated boroughs of Brooklyn and Queens. In the middle, tight city blocks give way to lawns and suburban sprawl. Then, everything gradually thins out until you reach land’s end: two spindly peninsulas, separated by the five miles of Peconic Bay. The famous one is the so-called South Fork, home of the Hamptons. The other one is different. The North Fork has long been wilder, more isolated. While elsewhere on Long Island Olmsteds were planning urban oases and Whitman was writing about ample hills, it remained a land apart. Historically, those who have…

2 min.
the americas

I WANT TO GO TO… The Grand Canyon What are the best stops for a road trip from California, and what luxury hotels should we consider?— @funnyfaceforever1 THERE’S NO BEATING the Grand Canyon as a quintessential American road-trip destination, and the drive from the West Coast has memorable sights in spades. “I suggest a route that loops north and then south, with stops in Yosemite, Mono Lake, Death Valley, and Red Rock Canyon along the way,” says A-List travel advisor and U.S. national parks expert Melissa Ladvala (melissal@mtsobek.com; 510-831-7526). There are no true luxury resorts within the park; Ladvala likes the historic El Tovar Hotel (grandcanyonlodges.com; doubles from $230), which sits right on the rim—you can enjoy morning and evening views without the crowds. About 25 minutes from the canyon, Under Canvas (undercanvas.com;…

4 min.
central america, mexico, and south america

ARGENTINA AND CHILE Jordan Harvey Harvey is a master at pulse-quickening itineraries, having planned trips that included rappelling on Cerro López in Patagonia and a penguin-spotting adventure on Isla Martillo, off the coast of Ushuaia, Argentina. From $350 per person per day; 612-315-2894; jordan@knowmadadventures.com; knowmadadventures.com. Olivia Schellenberg Schellenberg has a particular interest in the region’s dramatic landscapes, and she often recommends out-there itineraries. Some of her favorite spots include El Calafate, where the stargazing is second to none, and the incomparable Iguazú Falls, on the border between Argentina and Brazil. From $500 per person per day; 978-904-1489; olivia.schellenberg@audleytravel.com; audleytravel.com. ARGENTINA, CHILE, AND URUGUAY Maita Barrenechea Barrenechea can pull off the seemingly impossible: sending guests to chef Francis Mallmann’s private island on a hidden lake in Patagonia, closing a Buenos Aires street to traffic for a tango party,…

6 min.
africa, the middle east, and safaris

AFRICA Cherri Briggs The Colorado-based Briggs spends half the year in Africa so that she can stay up-to-the-minute on the latest lodge openings and industry happenings. She has contacts across the continent that can help organize a classic safari, a cultural exploration of Masai traditions, or a deep dive into gorilla conservation efforts. Her firm has also pulled off adventure trips that include less-trafficked routes to Mount Kilimanjaro and scuba diving in Mauritius. From $1,000 per person per day; 970-871-9820; cherri@exploreafrica.net; exploreinc.com. AFRICA AND THE MIDDLE EAST Henrietta Loyd Loyd can arrange traditional safaris as well as expeditions into lesser-visited corners of Africa, including the Siwa Oasis in Egypt, the Simien Mountains of Ethiopia, and the jungles of Madagascar. From $500 per person per day; 800-409-4233; henrietta@cazloyd.com; cazloyd.com. CENTRAL AND EAST AFRICAN SAFARIS Will Bolsover Bolsover has a…